Is this possible?

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  1. seraphimax

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    Well I have an acer aspire x3900 pc, I'm planning to place a low profile 9500 graphics card in it, my question is can my 220w psu handle it?

    here are the rest of my specs:
    intel core i3 530 2.93gHz
    2GB RAM

    BTW is 9500 okay for gaming?
     
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    If you're in 2007 when it was released (as the 8600GT) then it was just about capable but didn't get great reviews, these days calling it ok for gaming is pushing it a little. You can certainly get far faster cards for the same power consumption like the GT 240, GT 430 and Radeon 5570.
     
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    i'd certainly go for the gt 430 but i don't have enough money to buy it sadly. thanks for the reply.
     
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    wow ditch that PSU! I had 200W back in days of Pentium 3!
     
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    sadly i'm not planning on changing my psu, but my processor is actually very energy efficient so i think i got enough for low profile cards
     
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    I wouldn't risk it. You can get a new 450W PSU for £50 with 7 year warranty.
     
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    No he can't, if you check the system you'll find it's an ITX case which your average PSU won't fit in.
     
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    okay since i only have a 220w psu, can you guys give me some video cards suggestions. thanks
     
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    Well the GT 430 at £50 is about the cheapest 'gaming' card you're going to get, even if you go slightly older for a 4650 or GT 220 they're no cheaper.

    Below that pick whatever's cheapest. A 4350 or 5450 should still be between 50-100% faster than your onboard graphics, if only about a third of the speed of a GT 430.
     

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